WASHINGTON - After a weekend of panicked calls and emergency meetings, federal and state officials were struggling Monday with how to carry out stringent new travel restrictions ordered by the Trump administration and where to quarantine passengers arriving from China to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. In interviews, state officials said the order came Friday with no notice and little planning.
Rush Limbaugh, for decades the leading figure in conservative talk radio, said during his program on Monday that he has advanced lung cancer and will soon begin treatment. Limbaugh, 69, gave few details about his condition other than a diagnosis from two doctors. The radio icon said he sought a doctor's opinion after experiencing shortness of breath on Jan. 12, his birthday.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Donald Trump as the Senate moves toward votes on impeachment.
WASHINGTON - Two days after President Donald Trump freed a great-grandmother sentenced to life in prison, he praised the reality television star and social influencer who had championed her release. "Kim Kardashian was great because she brought Alice to my attention," Trump said in 2018 of Alice Marie Johnson, who had served nearly 22 years for first-time, nonviolent drug-trafficking crimes. Johnson's image reappeared Sunday during the Super Bowl in an ad run by Trump's reelection campaign touting his record on criminal justice.
Two women died and a child was injured in a shooting at a residence hall at Texas A&M University at Commerce on Monday. The child is in stable condition at a nearby hospital, university Police Chief Bryan Vaughn said at a news conference Monday afternoon, according to the Dallas Morning News. Police found the women's bodies and the injured child after a student called university police on Monday morning. The shooting took place at Pride Rock Residence Hall - a three-story facility for first-year students according to the Dallas Morning News.
WASHINGTON — House managers argued Monday, Feb. 3, that senators have a "duty" to remove President Donald Trump from office as they opened closing arguments in the impeachment trial following last week's vote not to call witnesses regarding his conduct toward Ukraine. Senators will hear from both the House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Trump's lawyers, led by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump personal lawyer Jay Sekulow. The trial is expected to end Wednesday with an acquittal.
Senate Republicans on Sunday, Feb. 2, acknowledged President Donald Trump was wrong to pressure Ukraine for his own political benefit, even as they defended their decision to prohibit new evidence in the impeachment trial while pressing ahead with the president's all-but-certain acquittal. The remarks from key Republicans - including Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Joni Ernst of Iowa - came after the Trump administration revealed the existence of emails that could shed light on the president's reasons for withholding military aid to Ukraine.
The evidence of President Donald Trump's actions to pressure Ukraine was never in serious dispute. After a systematic presentation of the facts of the case, even some Senate Republicans concluded that what he did was wrong. But neither was the verdict of Trump's impeachment trial ever in doubt. The Senate's jurors are scheduled to etch an almost-certain acquittal into the historical record on Wednesday.
Similar tragedies shocked neighboring New Jersey suburbs on Wednesday as thin layers of ice on ponds cracked beneath the feet of two teenage boys. Yousef Khela, 13, slid into frigid water near a public library in East Brunswick around 5 p.m.
TOKYO - Borders are closing and flights are being canceled as coronavirus rapidly takes root in China and spreads around the world, with approximately 14,500 people diagnosed globally, according to the most recently released official figures. Inside China, business and the economy have ground to a halt, as hundreds of millions of people hunkered down in their homes. The virus-hit central province of Hubei is desperately short of medical supplies and hospitals are overwhelmed. As concern and anger mounts, Chinese President Xi Jinping is keeping a low profile.